FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering the Acadia (NASDAQ: ACHC) mission to be a national community resource for behavioral health and addiction, Acadia is pleased to announce it has reached a company milestone in youth suicide awareness education, with the opening of seven more Jason Foundation Affiliate offices, bringing the total to 56 across the country. These offices, based at Acadia's local facilities, provide support in training and supporting teachers in local schools to identify and help students suffering with suicidal ideations.
"There is, sadly, still a huge stigma around behavioral health issues, and this stigma keeps too many people, every day, from getting the help they need. We have a responsibility, as the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the world, to champion educational efforts such as our work with the Jason Foundation. They are an amazing organization that we are deeply committed to supporting," commented Joey Jacobs, Acadia Healthcare Chairman and CEO.